Community Easter Vigil worship service Saturday evening, April 19
Monday, April 14, 2014 2:45 PM
Four area Lutheran churches have planned an Easter Vigil worship service for Saturday evening, April 19, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 701 Iowa Avenue.
The pastors and congregations of First Lutheran, Washington Prairie, Glenwood/Canoe Ridge and Good Shepherd invite the community to participate in the ancient tradition of this dramatic service.
This Easter Eve begins with a fellowship gathering; light refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall from 7-8 pm. The Vigil worship service begins at 8 p.m., when the Paschal candle is lit from the bonfire and carried at the head of the procession into the darkened church.
Worshipers progress from the darkness into light, lighting individual candles from the Paschal candle as they enter the sanctuary.
The service includes Holy Communion and a renewal of baptism. Additional information is posted on the Good Shepherd website, goodshepherddecorah.org.